Dublin AHL 3/4
Castleknock impressed from the outset when defeating a wasteful Clontarf by 1-20 to 0-14 in their Dublin Adult Hurling League Division 3 play-off decider at Somerton Park on Saturday evening.
The hosts enjoyed a 0-10 to 0-7 interval lead as Clontarf undermined their challenge with a series of poor wides, while, in contrast, the dead-ball prowess of Cian Boyle proved a key factor in Castleknock’s victory.
Boyle enjoyed a perfect record from frees and 65s, with every score that he converted adding nails to Clontarf’s coffin as the contest evolved.
The visitors were unfortunate to concede a scrappy goal in the early stages of the second half as the hosts pushed for home with two excellent points from influential centre-forward Conall Purcell.
Eoin Sawyer, Evan McSherry and Cian Ó Dúlaing ensured that dominance was maintained as they eased home with nine points to spare.
Elsewhere, Naomh Olaf preserved their AHL3 status when beating Kevins by 2-21 to 1-11.
AHL3 Promotion play-off: Castleknock 1-20 Clontarf 0-14.
AHL3 Relegation play-off: Naomh Olaf 2-21 Kevins 1-11.
In AHL4, Good Counsel/Liffey Gaels confirmed their place in that division for next year as they enjoyed a deserved 1-22 to 1-14 victory over St Jude’s at Tymon Park on Saturday.
In a competitive affair, the visitors held the upper hand as they built up an impressive tally thanks to scores by Corey Scahill, Ben Quinn, Luke Blood and Brian McMahon.
Quinn and Scahill were particularly prominent over the 60 minutes as the amalgamation maintained control of matters – with Eoghan Kirby and Conor Forrestor also to the fore.
AHL4 Promotion play-off: Ballyboden St Enda’s v Na Fianna OFF.
AHL4 Relegation play-off: St Jude’s 1-14 Good Counsel/Liffey Gaels 1-22.